Monthly Archives: July 2015

Coming 2016: Queen Emeraldas, Forget Me Not, Complex Age

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NEW YORK, NY (July 27, 2015) – At their panel at Otakon this weekend, Kodansha Comics announced they will publish the classic Queen Emeraldas from the legendary creator Leiji Matsumoto, the popular romance series Forget Me Not, as well as the cosplay manga Complex Age.

Beginning in July 2016, Kodansha will publish the 1978 space opera Queen Emeraldas in its first-ever English release. Artist Leiji Matsumoto, possibly best known for his involvement with Space Battleship Yamato, which aired in North America as Star Blazers, is a superstar in Japan and Europe (he directed a feature-length music video for Daft Punk in 2003) but has long been absent from the American manga market. One of his most beloved creations, Queen Emeraldas follows young man Hiroshi Um [...]

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J-Pop Summit: #CaptureTheTitan

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#CaptureTheTitan in San Francisco!

August 8 + 9 10:30-8:30
$25 for J-Pop Summit 1-day pass
Interactive Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Yes, for real. They found a Colossal Titan head at Fort Mason. 

Come capture Attack on Titan using Ricoh’s groundbreaking spherical Theta camera that takes 360-degree pictures that you can then view online.

See your pic and others' bel [...]

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Anime: Space Brothers #0 trailer

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The anime based on the Kodansha manga is screening at the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco!

Space Brothers #0
Sunday, August 9
noon
$13~
New People Cinema
1746 Post Street, San Francisco

Space Brothers #0 is a great introduction to the TV anime series Space Brothers (Sentai Filmworks) based on the popular manga by Chuya Koyama. The film looks back on the origin of the Namba brothers’ dream of traveling to outer space, which was inspired by the world-renowned astronaut brothers Brian & Eddie Jay, another duo of “Space Brothers&r [...]

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Kodansha Launches New Series From Creator of Oh My Goddess!

New York, NY (July 14, 2015) – At their panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Kodansha Comics announced English editions of a new series from creator Kosuke Fujishima, Paradise Residence.

Paradise Residence is a new manga from the creator of Oh My Goddess! and You’re Under Arrest,  Kosuke Fujishima. It follows Hatsune Takanashi—a clumsy schoolgirl who attends the Kitsuka Boarding School—and her trials living in the all-girls dormitory. This new series will debut in March 2016, and will be published in an oversized format.

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Get the Yamada-Kun App for Miki Yoshikawa’s Appearance at Anime Expo

Hit Manga and Anime on Crunchyroll Gets iOS App with Manga, Messages & Animated Autograph from the Author

San Francisco, Calif. (July 2, 2015)—Kodansha Comics just released a special Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches iOS app, with graphic-novel volumes of the manga, special messages from author-artist Miki Yoshikawa, and her animated virtual autograph, to celebrate her rare Stateside appearance at Anime Expo on July 3 and 4.

The link to download the app is at kodanshacomics.com/yamada.

The app is produced by Kodansha Comics’s new San Francisco-based digital-content arm Kodansha Advanced Media, in partnership with innovative mobile-comics platform Madefire, using their newly debuted Motion Book Publisher service.

“The app provides a direct connection from the ar [...]

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